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Oct 9, 2012 10:00pm PDT
reports on urban areas heating up, and one city's efforts to cool down. >> ifill: and ray suarez has the story of a mexican drug lord killed in a gunfight, and his corpse stolen from the funeral home. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: the former football coach who plunged penn state university into scandal by his sexual abuse of young boys over many years was sentenced today. the judge called his crime a "story of betrayal." jerry sandusky wore a red jail jump suit and a smile as he entered the center county courthouse this morning, less than two hours later, the
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Oct 30, 2012 5:30pm PDT
least 39 people killed, and $20 billion or more in damage. the nation's most populous city and its surroundings were at the epicenter. new york is a city in shock today, even deserted in places after a night of fear, fire and floods. a record storm surge of 13 feet poured into parts of lower manhattan, brooklyn, and queens as sandy hit. the rush of water closed major commuter tunnels linking manhattan with otherboros contributing to the worst damage to the subway system in its 108 years. >> last night we could look down this street here and we saw the river coming toward us and it actually looked like something out of a movie. it was unbelievable. >> woodruff: equally unbelievable, winds of at least 80 miles an hour blew out the bright lights that usually dominate the manhattan skyline. some one million homes and businesses in and around the city lost power. today mayor michael bloomberg appealed for understanding amid warnings it could take days to restore all transit service and power. >> we have begun the work of clearing and reopening bridges and roadways both of which will tak
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Oct 29, 2012 10:00pm PDT
ware here. maybe they ar but not about this. >> ifill: in new york city officials shut down all transit services and ordered nearly 400,000 people to evacuate low-lying areas. hours before sandy hit, high water blew on to the board walk in battery park at the southern tip of manhattan. high winds also left a construction crane dangling from the top of a 55-story building. even the stock market closed due to weather for the first time in nearly 30 years. it will remain closed tomorrow. the nation's capital followed suit, shutting down public transportation, schools, and federal offices. president obama canceled a campaign rally in florida and flew back to washington, appearing early this afternoon to promise federal help. >> i'm extraordinarily grateful for the cooperation of our state and local officials. the conversations that i've had with all the governors indicate that at this point there are no unmet needs. i think everybody is taking this very seriously. we've got... prepositioned all the resources that we need. but right now the key is toake sure that the public is follow
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Oct 29, 2012 11:00pm PDT
. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: orhan pamuk is here, the nobel prize winning author of "my name is red," "snow" and the museum of innocence" has just had another novel translated into english. "silent house" was written in turkish almost three decades ago. it is set in the summer of 1980 in the leader of tuey's cup. fati is vised by her children. they enter into a deep darkness which is visible between the wings of the big front door. pamuk has also published "the innocence of objects," the catalog to the museum of innocence in istanbul which opened early this year. i am pleased to have this friend of our program back at this table. welcome. >> thank you. >> rose: we visited in istanbul, visitors are making us happy. everything is fine with the museum. >> rose: has everything changed in your life since i saw you? >> i returned back to my writerly persona. so in many so many programs i told you between the ages of seven and 22 i wanted to be a painter then. between 22 to now i'm writing novels but the dead
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Oct 11, 2012 9:00pm PDT
biggest city and commercial hub, aleppo. >> this is the most important battle in syria. through the battle of aleppo, we can see the future of the syrian revolution. >> narrator: by dawn, ghaith had reached a rebel staging post just a few miles outside of aleppo. fighters had just arrived fresh from battle. they call themselves the free syrian army. their commander, abu bakri, said they now controlled half the city but that government forces were advancing. >> (translated): the day before yesterday, there was increased artillery shelling and shooting of mortars and mig planes attacked. we've retreated to create a second defensive line so we can counterattack. >> narrator: abu bakri never expected to be a rebel commander. >> (translated): i finished compulsory military service in 2006, and by allah's grace went on to study economics at the university of aleppo. that was me until the revolution started. >> takbir. >> allahu akbar. >> takbir. >> allahu akbar. >> narrator: ghaith continued his journey into aleppo. abu bakri said god willing he'd see him on the front line in two days. >>
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Oct 16, 2012 5:00pm PDT
stood in the heart of the city since 1976 rising 124 meters high, it is a local landmark. soon, though, it is going to stanld out for another reason. from january ivy and other greenery will slowly start to cover the walls until it reaches the very top. >> translator: it will be great to see so much green in a major city like this. >> translator: when it is completed, it will be one of the city's landmarks. >> the project is the brain child of leading architect undo born and raised in osaka. >> translator: i think seeing greenery will make a powerful impact. >> instead of just designing new buildings he has a bigger vision for the environment. he has begun several projects to bring more greenery into osaka. this riverside area has been turned into a popular spot for cherry blossom viewing. since 2004 ando has raised some $6.4 million to make this project a reality. he strongly believes osaka needs more flowers and green spaces. >> there is no greenery. it is dirty. there are homeless people everywhere. there are few jobs. that is the perception of osaka. i want to improve its image. >>
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Oct 14, 2012 1:00pm PDT
a boom town, but the economic recession has dragged the city down. work has been suspended at nearly all of the construction sites downtown,heth ty be schools, hospitals, or other projects. university fees have nearly doubled. the regional government is cutting costs wherever it can. politicians have racked up 40 billion euros in debt. the problem is catalonia has to pay so much money to the spanish national government in madrid. at least that is what independence supporterssay. she is uneloye she has a degree in biology and has never been that interested in politics until now. recently, she got involved in the newly founded catalonian national assembly. >> it was the crisis that first convinced a lot of people that an independent catalonia would be good for us. there would be more jobs, a better educational system, and a better health system. lots of people who did not support independence ithe past due now. >> but independence is a charge word in the spanish capital madrid. the mood is especially testy in front of the city of bullfighting arena. heavily criticized by animal
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Oct 7, 2012 1:00pm PDT
, but few people actually have my say on their mind. france's second-largest city has always had a bit of a dodgy reputation. drug trafficking and crimes is big in marseille, just like in any of the port city, and the gangs that dominate the scene have been involved in a brutal war for months now. more than 20 people have been killed since the beginning of this year. >> the northern district of marseille are rundown and neglected. drug gangs rule supreme here. they control entire housing estates, guarding the entrance is. we would not have dared to come here unaccompanied. the streets are no go areas. normally camera crews are driven away forcibly. we have a former police officer with us. he investigated crime here for 20 years. he and his colleagues were not often successful, but they managed to catch some dealers. over time, he got to know their methods. >> look to the left -- that is a place where they sell drugs. there's one of the lookouts waiting for customers. the lookouts watch to see which cars drive by. the system works like a road block. they are responsible for keeping unwa
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Oct 17, 2012 10:00pm PDT
, 2010, in new york city, the premier and china's economic czar said china keeps its currency low in order to give a trade advantage to its manufacturerrers. manufacturers. we should brand it as a currency manipulator. >> you heard the president say the currency has depreciated? >> i think it is a serious problem to brand them a currency manipulator. a lot of countries intervene to affect the value of their currency. japan has many times, and so has many others. we haven't branded any of them a currency manipulator ever. secondly, the chinese currency is what the market price would be. you see that reflected in china's current account balance. the bottom line is the current account balance is well within the standards that we, ourselves, have advocated, saying if it is within those standards it really is not a big problem. the obama administration has pressured china from the start on currey values. they are now close to the market rate. but the issue is two-fold: one, currency value is not, by any means, the biggest issue in u.s./china trade relations. so it diverts attention from t
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Oct 23, 2012 5:00pm PDT
, but not this year. our managers are telling us to cut the costs down. >> reporter: the city of dongguan in the coastal region is home to factories making clothes for overseas markets. surprisingly, a business is booming in this town. rows and rows of sewing machines are on sale at this machinery store and came from nearby clothing factories. clothes makers are going bankrupt in increasing numbers amid struggling exports stemming from europe's debt crisis. >> translator: so many firms are going under. that's why we're getting so many of these secondhand sewing machines. >> reporter: at this trade fair some 25,000 companies are trying to promote exports. the european crisis is casting a dark shadow. this company makes slides for large four-wheel drive vehicles. exports accounted for 95% of the products it mfrds, but they have been showing a significant decline. >> translator: we are seeing a particularly sharp drop in east europe from the way orders are falling, our exports in the future are going to show a precipitous decline. >> reporter: now there is another reason for worry.
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Oct 4, 2012 4:30pm PDT
ahead, i'll introduce you to two new york city firms that can't hire workers fast enough. >> tom: the federal government made what it called one of the largest medicare fraud crackdowns today, arresting dozens of people across seven cities, accusing them of cheating medicare out of $430 million. today's busts involved 91 people, including doctors, nurses, and hospital administrators, including these arrests in miami. among the scams-- the president of riverside general hospital in houston and his son are accused of giving medicare patients food and cigarettes for claiming to get hospital care, but instead watched tv or played games. federal prosecutors said that scheme led to $158 million in fake bills. today's acon, annound by the justice department, stretched from brooklyn to los angeles. >> this is something i think we see at a variety of levels. we see it among people who are health care professionals who take oaths to provide care and do no harm, and in fact they are doing great harm. we are going after people, whatever their positions, whatever their levels, to make sure we hold
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Oct 2, 2012 5:30pm PDT
and armored vehicles took up positions around the port of kismayo. the city had been a power center for al-shabab, the group that's fought somalia's internationally backed government for years. al-shabab is allied with al- qaeda, but the militants now have been driven out of all of somalia's major cities. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to judy. >> woodruff: the men at the top of the presidential tickets hunkered down again today for debate preparation, ahead of the big meeting tomorrow night. but they also managed to break away briefly-- president obama for a visit to the hoover dam, and governor romney out with an aide to buy lunch, a burrito. meanwhile, their running mates made multiple stops in key states. vice president biden told a crowd in charlotte, north carolina that mitt romney would raise taxes on most americans to fund tax cuts for the wealthy. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class has been buried the last four years. how in lord's name can they justify raising their taxes with these tax cuts? look, folks, we've seen this movie b
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Oct 8, 2012 4:30pm PDT
", but some cities are experiencing even higher prices. for drivers, the good news is prices are expected to fall, but california remains vulnerable to quick price hikes. refinery and pipeline problems have put the squeeze on supplies and california drivers. >> well its pretty crazy. >> i think it sucks. big time i mean its terrible" >> the went up pretty high from last week." >> they just jump them up real quick and then it takes forever to get them back down again it is pretty ridiculous. >> tom: today's average price in the state, $4.67 a gallon for regular unleaded. that's $0.50 higher than a week ago. $0.86 higher than the national average. wholesale gas prices fell today after california governor jerry brown yesterday eased the state's gas-blend requirements. the change allows refiners to start processing a less- expensive winter fuel blend today, about three weeks ahead of schedule. california's strict air quality standards require a specific gasoline blend that's not necessary in other states, resulting in only a handful of refiners making it. the price spike came after a
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Oct 19, 2012 5:30pm PDT
broke out in the northern city of tripoli. tensions have also been fueled by a flood of syrian refugees into lebanon. in washington today, state department spokeswoman victoria nuland stopped short of blaming syria for today's attack, but she said lebanon is at risk of being destabilized again. >> we have been, for a number of weeks and, in fact, months now, that we've been concerned about increasing tensions inside of lebanon, particularly sectarian tensions and tensions as a result of spillover from syria. but don'wanto pr-jue before the lebanese authorities have had a chance to declare themselves who was responsible here. >> brown: there was no such reluctance back in lebanon, where sunnis burned tires in protest in cities across the country as news of the bombing spread. a short time ago, i spoke with abigail fielding smith of the "financial times" from beirut. abigail, welcome. tell us a bit more about the presumed target here, a top intelligence official. how has he stirred up enemies? > well, he waone of the st sior itellence officials in lebanon. and he was associated w
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Oct 5, 2012 10:00pm PDT
smoke could be seen rising above the central city's skyline as syrian government warplanes, tanks and artillery intensified their assault. meanwhile, turkish media reported syrian troops fired another mortar round into southern turkey. no one was hurt, but the turkish military returned fire. a similar exchange earlier this week left several dead on both sides. the turmoil deepened today in south africa's mining industry. the world's largest platinum producer, amplats, fired 12,000 miners for staging an unlawful strike. it was the latest turn in two months of labor unrest and violence in south africa. in august, police shot and killed 34 strikers working for another major platinum concern. nearly 80,000 miners are currently striking across the country. the highest court in britain ruled today that five terror suspects can be extradited to the u.s., including abu hamza al-masri. the radical muslim preacher, and the others, had fought extradition for years. al-masri's mosque in london was known as a training ground for radical islamists in the 1990s. he's accused of trying to set up
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Oct 14, 2012 10:00am PDT
support israel against "the savage." it is also running in the new york city subway system. more than 100 muslim, interfaith and other advocacy groups voiced their opposition in a letter to the d.c. transit authority. meanwhile, a prominent christian organization, sojourners, and the council on american islamic relations plan to display ads in support of american muslims. >>> this election season, four states have ballot initiatives dealing with same-sex marriage. we have a story from one of them, minnesota, where a vigorous battle is underway. the question is whether the state constitution should be amended to define marriage as only between a man and a woman. catholics, evangelicals and other faith leaders, plus celebrities, are all engaged in the fight, as fred de sam lazaro reports today not from halfway around the world, but from his own hometown. >> minnesota is the 32nd state where voters have been asked to weigh in on same-sex marriage. in every case, they've voted to ban it. 18 states outlawed civil unions as well. minnesota's question is narrow -- should the state constituti
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Oct 28, 2012 10:00am PDT
that hagar did. mina is a tent city. and they will live in this tent and perform five daily prayers. the prophet mohammed, when he made his pilgrimage, he came to the top of this hill. he gave his final sermon. it is the belief that after one completes this day on arafah, that all of your sins are forgiven. the prophet instructed his companions to collect some pebbles. and the next morning, after arafah, come and throw, symbolically, their pebble, like abraham threw at the devil when he was tempted. while we are in mina, throwing our stones, people in mecca are celebrating eid. it's like thanksgiving on steroids. we sacrifice a sheep, and we give that food to the needy around our plane my hajj is not valid unless i make the sacrifice. >>> that's our program for now. i'm bob abernethy. you can follow us on twitter and facebook and watch us anytime on the pbs app for iphones and ipads. there's always much more on our web site as well, including more of our interviews with diana butler bass and joni eareckson tada. you can comment on all of our stories and share them. audio and video p
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Oct 9, 2012 5:00pm PDT
dialog, named after one of the main cities in the northeast. more than 300 officials have come here from around the world and across japan. they include government officials, experts, and representatives of international organizations. they spent tuesday talking aut e 21 disaster and subsequent recovery efforts. >> translator: we have learned a lot from our disaster recovery efforts. i believe it is critical for us to share these lessons with people around the world. i am making that another personal mission. >> we will not be able to prevent the natural hazards that threaten people around the world, but working together we can wer the daers, prepare better, respond more quickly, lessen the cost and first and foremost make the lives of people all over the world safer. >> reporter: the panel discussions on tuesday focused on disaster preparedness in developing countries. world bank researchers compiled the reports on the lessons learned from japan's recent earthquake. they know they have woven disaster risk management into the call sure. schools,ffices andommunities hold regular dril
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Oct 13, 2012 11:30am PDT
wanted to restore the mexico city policy that taxpayer funds wouldn't to go abortion abroad. >> but they don't go. >> isle i'm telling you what the quote said, clarify what the quote said. this is taking one sentence out of context to me. >> he's been very clear over quite a lg period of time that he would de fund planned parenthood. he has been unequivocal on that subject. he's also been asked to the supreme court justices were that he identified with and the kind that he would appoint, and it's justice scalia, one more scalia would result in a reversal of row v. wade, robert bjork heads his judicial collection selection fo for the campaign. robert bjork we know wrote the roadmap for how to overturn roe versus wade. he is sending maybet's dog whistles but people getting the message. >> during this week vice-presidential debate the candidates were asked about their views on abortion. >> i do not believe that -- that we have a right to tell other people that, women that they can't control their body. it's a decision between them and their doctor. doctor, in my view, and the supreme c
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Oct 17, 2012 4:30pm PDT
: our coverage of freelancers continues tomorrow in new york city. where they're breaking ground on the first medical facility dedicated to freelance workers. we'll show you why it's not like your typical doctor's office. also tomorrow, some big earnings after the bell, microsoft and google. we'll have results. >> susie: if you watched last night's presidential debate, you heard both president obama and governor romney talk about their efforts to help small businesses. but when it comes to creating jobs, tonight's commentator says not all small businesses are created equal. here's "inc." editor-in-chief, eric schurenberg. >> reporter: you may not have a clue about economics, but if you've been listening to politicians this year, you know one thing: small businesses create jobs. clear the way for mom-and-pop owners and we'll be back at 4% unemployment in no time. only probleis, that's wrong now, small businesses are great, but it should be obvious that putting a dry cleaner or a real estate broker on every corner is not going to save the economy. like big companies, the vast majority
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Oct 23, 2012 5:30pm PDT
state since hamas seized control there five years ago. gazans lined the main road to gaza city, as the emir waved at them from his car. he also met with hamas leaders and urged them to reconcile with the rival fatah faction, which rus the wes ban israel maintains a sea blockade of gaza, but qatar has promised to deliver hundreds of million dollars in aid by land route through egypt. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to judy. >> woodruff: and we return to the final presidential debate with a closer look at the arguable statements made by both candidates. margaret warner has our report. >> warner: last night's final presidential debate took on a lo questions. and the answers at times raised further questions. as we did last week, today we reviewed some of what was said anhow itatches the record. starting with mitt romney's charge that from the beginning of his term, president obama was apologizing overseas for america's actions. >> the president began what i've called an apology tour by going to various nations in the middle east and criticizing america. i think th
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Oct 12, 2012 11:00pm PDT
from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: at the clinton glol initiative business and government and ngos were in attendance to talk about big ideas, big problems. >> and here at cgi you've made impressive commitments in this fight. we are especially honored to be joined by advocates who dedicate their lives and at times risk their lives to liberate victims and help them recover. >> rose: we begin with the recent conversation with the president of mexico, felipe calderon. you headed up the g20. what was that experience for you as an opportunity to engage others and focusing on big global problems? >> let me start by remembering the meeting we had in france in november 2011. it was a very disappointing one. we finished that without agreements, even without a sense of direction. so the problem seemed not only serious but also out of control. and then we started a processhen mexico took over the head of the g20. we started a multiple processes in the sense that we beginning several ministerial meetings in order to put in a commonplace the different positions
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Oct 10, 2012 11:00pm PDT
studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: robert kaplan is here, he is chief geopolitical analyst and has been writing about foreign affairs for 25 years. in his latest book he says to better understand global issues we must look to a map. he examines how geography has influenced the balance of world power and how it can inform foreign policy in the future. it is called "the revenge of geography." i'm pleased to have him back on this program. welcome. >> rose: >> a pleasure to be here, charlie. >> rose: henry kissinger said-- and you put this at the top-- that "robert kaplan's research shines light on an ancient truth. geography has been the predominant factor in determinesing the fate of nations, from fay roenic egypt to the arab sprg." how lg ha you en thinng about tht? >> my whole career as a foreign correspondent that stretches back to the early part of the last phase of the cold war. and in every place i went it was physical features that changed things. i would go from -- every time i crossed the afghan/pakistan border i did so illegally with a mujahadee
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Oct 22, 2012 11:00pm PDT
communications from our studs in new york city, this is charlie rose. ivan t greatestational secity reate face. russia does continue to battle us in the u.n. time and time again, i won't wear rose colored glasses or mr. putin and i won't say to himly give you more flexibility after the election. >> one of the challenges over the decade is we have done experiments in nation building in places like iraq and afghanistan and we have neglected for example developing our own economy, our own energy sectors, our own education system. >> in order to be able to fulfill our role in the world, america must be stro, arica must lead and for that to happen we have to strengthen our economy here at home. >> he doesn't have different ideas and that is because we are doing exactly what we should be doing, come on our web site and look at how we get to a balanced budget, within eight to ten years and we do it by reducing spending in a whole series of programs. >> it just doesn't work, and we visited the web site quite a bit, and it still doesn't work. >> let me get back to foreign policy. and can i just ge
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Oct 4, 2012 11:00pm PDT
city, this is charlie rose. city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: we begin this evening with polics, governor romney was the clear winner last night in the first of the three presidential debates, his performance revived a campaign dogged by weakening poll numbers a candidate emerged that republicans hoped for, friends often describe but the electorate had yet to encounter. >> that was survey done of small businesses across the country, said what has been the effect of obama care on your hiring plans and three quarters of them said it makes us less likely to hire people. i just don't know how the president could come into office, facing 23 million people out of work, rising unemployment and economic crisis at the kitchen table and spend his energy and passion for two years fihting for obama care instead of fighting for jobs for the american people. >> i have my own plans, not the same as simpson-bowles but in my view the president should have grabbed it if he wanted to make adjustments take it, go to congress and fight it. >> that's what we have done, make adjustments and putting it
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Oct 4, 2012 5:30pm PDT
alleged fraud in seven cities. sensitive u.s. documents still aren't fully secured at the burned-out american consulate in benghazi, libya, three weeks after it was attacked. the "washington post" reported today the papers detailed weapons collection operations, personnel records, and the schedule for u.s. ambassador christopher stevens, who died in the attack. in washington today, state department spokeswoman victoria nuland acknowledged only two private guards are protecting the site. >> we have hadome challenges secing the si. we are continuing to talk to the libyan side about that. but this was not-- based on what we've seen-- any kind of breach of classified information. >> sreenivasan: meanwhile, the f.b.i. confirmed a team of agents visited benghazi yesterday, for the first time. until now, the group had stayed away, due to security concerns. a long-standing battle over google's book-scanning project was settled today. authors and publishers filed suit against the company back in 2005, saying it violated their copyrights. google launched the project a year earlier, making digi
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Oct 25, 2012 11:00pm PDT
city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: nancy pelosi is here, she is the minority leader of the house of representatives, she has served in congress for over 25 years, in 2007 became the first female speaker of the house, her commitment toçó democratic politics has made her one of the party's assets as november election approaches, democrats are hopeful they can take back control of the house, i am pleased to have her here back at the table. welcome. >> thank you, charlie. >> rose: you have been driving around, you have been in ten days in ne ys, nine days, tet states, what is it you hear and see out there? i mean i realize and i expect you to say pro democratic party things, but what do you see? >> well, i see strong support for the president. there is really an understanding that in addition to his name being on the ballot and our names being on the ballot that some values are on the ballot that are very important, medicare is on the ballot, it survives in a -- >> rose: it is on the ballot because there is a clear since, fact 35 is a change and vern romy iselected there will be an
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Oct 1, 2012 10:00pm PDT
northern city of kirkuk to the southern town of kut. the iraqi affiliate of al-qaeda claimed responsibility. iran has restored access to google's e-mail service, a week after the government blocked it. the initial action against g-mail was taken after an anti- islamic video appeared on google's video hosting site, youtube. but the loss of service drew complaints from users, including members of the iranian rliament. the people of greece got more grim news today: they're facing a sixth year of recession. a draft budget projected the greek economy will shrink again in 2013 by almost 4%. unemployment is set to rise another full point, to nearly 25%. meanwhile, euro-zone officials reported unemployment across the continent remained at a record high of 11.4% in august. . >> the figure is much higher than a year ago. it demonstrates the importance of putting in pla effective reforms to reverse the trend in unemployment and in particular youth unemployment. it's clearly unacceptable that 25 million europeans are now out of work. we have to take measures to put an end to the current crisis and to g
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Oct 11, 2012 6:00pm PDT
are worn in, they need more space with their ally israel. they see president obama in new york city the same day netanyahu is and instead of meeting with him goes on a daily talk show. they see when we say that these options are on the table, the secretary of defense walked them back. they are not cnging their mind. that's what we have to do, is change their mind so they stop pursuing nuclear weapons. >> how do you do it-- you both saw benjamin netanyahu hold up that picture of a bomb with a red line and talking about the red line being in spring. so can you solve this, if the romney-ryan ticket is elected, can you solve this in two months before spring and avoid nuclear -- >> we can debate the time line, whether it's that sort of time or longer. i agree that it's probably longer. number two, it's all about -- >> you don't agree with that bomb and what the israelis -- >> we agree, i don't want to go into classified stuff. but we both agree that to do this peacefully you got to get them to change their minds. they're not changing their minds. and look at what this administration does
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Oct 16, 2012 4:30pm PDT
by longtime citi executive michael corbat. he most recently headed the bank's middle eastern and european division. pandit not only gave up his c.e.o. position, but he also quit the board of directors. the news comes in the heart of earnings season for financial firms and just one day after citi reported stronger than expected earnings. shares of citi climbed 1.6%, closing at their highest price since march. suzanne pratt takes a closer look at pandit's tumultuous tenure. >> reporter: the citi management skeup had many people on wall street scratching their heads today about the timing. not only is the big bank finally regaining its footing, but there were no hints about the boardroom shuffle during vikram pandit's conference call yesterday on earnings. but 24 hours later, citi's new c.e.o. michael corbat and citi chairman michael o'neill hosted a call of their own and explained what happened. so to be clear, today's changes do not reflect any desire to alter this strategic direction of city. >> o'neill and pandit have reportedly clashed on >> reporter: o'neill and pandit have re
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Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm PDT
attack in the city of aleppo. at least three powerful explosions ripped through the center of the commercial capital. they killed more than 30 people. state run tv reports explosions occurred near an officer's club in the northern city. opposition forces are claiming responsibility. they say they used the car bombings to target officers and militias loyal to president bashar al assad. the free syrian army renewed its offensive last week in an effort to win control of aleppo. government forces responded with air strikes. a free syrian army said they mobilized 30,000 troops and 2,000 tanks for the battle. rebel fighters plan to carry out more simultaneous bombing attacks on the military. >>> plummeting value of iran's currency has triggered rare street clashes in the capital tehran. the protests jai alai growing public frustration with the government. scores of protesters clashed with riot police in the city's main bazaar on wednesday. they demanded the government stop the rial's plunge. it lost 70% of the value in the last year since economic sanctions were imposed by the united st
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Oct 30, 2012 4:30pm PDT
. hurricane sandy brings the city that never sleeps to its knees, leaving millions without power. >> tom: i'm tom hudson. wall street is working on a comeback with plans to reopen stock trading tomorrow, despite heavy flooding in lower manhattan. >> susie: from crippled transportation throughout the northeast to canceled flights, the federal response and potential election impact. we'll have all that and more right here on nbr! >> tom: hurricane sandy is now super-storm sandy as it clashes with another weather system, bringing wind, rain, and snow to parts of the mid-atlantic and northeastern u.s. she has cut a path of destruction, flooding, and massive power outages as the death toll from the storm stands at 17 across seven states. even as sandy makes her way to canada, the destruction is devastating. high winds pushed the atlantic ocean up and over seawalls, flooding entire neighborhoods. the wind and water teamed up to cut power to millions of people along the eastern seaboard. the storm surge even continued today as sandy tracked through western pennsylvania and new york state. the s
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Oct 18, 2012 5:00pm PDT
govnor and the mayor on his relocation plan. >> translator: there's earth kwa quakes and the city is blessed with social resources. >> he added it could be difficult for the factory to keep producing medical equipment if it remained. >>peoplen japaare focused on overcoming the disaster of 2011. they have to rebuild homes and communities. we'll show you their struggles and successes every wednesday at 1:00 p.m. >>> germans are on a mission to make their country neuuclear fr. they lead the world in solar power generation. they also rely on wind. germany's investing heavily in offshore wind farms that can yield four times as much power as land base sources. now it's trying to figure out the next step. >> reporter: by 2020 the country aims to have 2,000 of these wind mills in the north sea and baltic sea. the north port sea is home to have the latest wind power research. now that offshore wind has become viable commercially, researchers in companies from all over the world are coming here to find out more. >> the idea of the floating technology is to be independent some three types would
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Oct 17, 2012 5:00pm PDT
taking a closer look. nhk world's hideki yui reports from islamabad. >> reporter: sialkot is a city in eastern pakistan. a factory, 150 men make uniforms for judo and karate. they work for japanese company that moved its production base here in july from china. >> translator: we are starting to receive orders from companies in europe as well as japan. because of rising costs in china. >> pakistan's population is set to keep growing for the foreseeable future. more and more japanese companies see it as the promising market. they have formed a joint venture with a local firm. their new factory began operations this month. the plant will manufacture steel sheets used inutomobiles and elecic appliances. >> translator: this is a huge market of 180 million people. but per capita steel consumption is just 38 kilograms. we can expect the use of steel to grow sharply as people buy more cars, motorbikes and appliances. >> reporter: the biggest obstacle to doing business in pakistan is poor security. in the southern city of karachi, gun crime is ramp aant. >> in karachi, they usually take arme
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Oct 29, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. city officials have shut down the transit system. businesses and shops have closed. workers are piling up sand bags in front of subway entrances and buildings. >> it's vr important. this is the stop the water from gog into the subway. >> irene last year didn't look like this after it hit. >> they expect the storm will pound a wide area for several days. >> sandy has interacted with cold air from the north and it's become a post tropical cyclone. it's not a tropical cyclone anymore but the field of heavy rain and strong winds are expanding and things will get even worse bause the center of a former hurricane sandy is expected to move into the new jersey coast. extremely dangerous storm surge combined with high tide could cause flooding. that's why hundreds of thousands of people have been ordered to evacuate. it's going to move through pennsylvania into new york city. rain will spread as much as 2000 millimeters with 300 millimeters possibly into wednesday. temperatures are on the chilly side. look at this only 8 degrees in washington, d.c. 10 degrees in philadelphia. lots of heavy know
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Oct 10, 2012 5:00pm PDT
accident forced thousands to flee the towns and cities around the nuclear plant. some foreign residents in the northeast ended up leaving japan but many have returned to the places they once called home. nhk world tracks one woman's journey. >> bear. brown bear. >> sarah jones is from texas. >> one, two, three, four, five, six, seven. >> reporter: she's teaching english at elementary and junior high schools. >> reporter: she was first drawn to japan by its natural beauty and culture. last year she was in the teachers' room at her high school when she felt the most intense earthquake she'd ever experienced. she left the school and went home. sarah speaks some japanese. but she couldn't make out the insistent announcements on the tv. she looked up a word and found it meant "evacuation." she's close to the fukushima daiichi nuclear plant, and residents were being ordered to flee. she took shelter at an elementary school more than 60 kilometers from town. >> i evacuated with people. i was the only foreigner here. and no one spoke english. so it's a little lonely, i think. >> repor
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Oct 10, 2012 4:30pm PDT
last snapshot. only new york and kansas city saw a leveling off or slowing of growth. residential real estate was the one major sweet spot, showing widespread improvement. >> we've seen a pickup in house prices, we've seen a pickup in construction activity, a little bit better demand for loans. so, it generally corroborates what we've been seeing in the economic reports on the housing market. >> reporter: conditions in the manufacturing sector were mixed, but somewhat improved since the last reading. meanwhile, the job market was little changed since the last report, which was the released in august. that was bit of a surprise, given the recent drop in the nation's unemployment rate. but, at least one economist says it suggests the lower jobless rate may not be sustainable. >> it doesn't appear that the labor market is really showing all that much fundamental improvement and that's not all that surprising given the uncertainty around the pending fiscal cliff at yearend, the upcoming election. >> reporter: today's new economic evidence is consistent with third quarter g.d.p. of abo
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Oct 18, 2012 4:30pm PDT
picked brooklyn for its first medical facility. the number of freelancers in this new york city borough has increased 3,000% in the past decade. david himmelstein is a professor of public health at hunter college, and thinks the clinic is a good idea. his concern is whether the union's insurance plan can survive. >> when you set up an insurance plan and say anyone can join, basically you are likely to attract sick older people who can't get insurance elsewhere in the system. and over the long term, that has doomed similar insurance efforts in the past. >> reporter: but the freelancers union hopes its holistic approach to medicine and emphasis on preventive care will help lower healthcare costs. and that's good for insurance company and patient alike. >> this can really give people the kind of care they need, and it can also be much more economical, so we can make freelancers' dollars go further. >> reporter: if the pilot is successful, the freelancers union hopes to expand to other cities around the country. erika miller, nbr, brooklyn. >> tom: tomorrow on nbr, we meet a woman who says
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Oct 21, 2012 10:00am PDT
: angeles city is one of the asia's most notorious sex districts. even on a rainy evening, dozens of young wom were outside their establishments on the lookout for customers. >> don't touch me, ma'am. >> reporter: shay cullen cuts a promising customer profile around here, and on this night he was frequently accosted. in fact, the 74-year-old ireland-born dominican catholic priest has campaigned for four decades to clean up this district. the boom in commercial sex here dates back to the vietnam war, when the u.s. military greatly expanded its philippine bases nearby. today, father shay, as he's called around here, says 12,000 women work this strip. where do they come from primarily? >> the majority in this area are coming from north america. australia is quite big. koreans, there's special clubs here for the koreans, but also from europe. >> reporter: over the years, father cullens's people's recovery, empowerment and development -- or preda foundation -- has sheltered and rehabilitated thousands of young women rescued from the sex trade. >> many of the girls are underage and young a
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Oct 7, 2012 10:00am PDT
vegetables. >> reporter: these days, small neighborhood gardens are also popping up all over the city on previously abandoned lots and even in some residents' backyards. this past summer, 30,000 teenage volunteers -- unmistakable in their in brightly colored t-shirts -- arrived in new orleans from lutheran congregations across the country to help till and plant. sanjay kharod works to connect local residents with organizations and groups, like these lutheran volunteers, that can help them grow food. >> there's a long history of growing in the city, and what we're trying to do is we're trying to encourage people to do that again. >> reporter: by and large, residents have reacted enthusiastically. >> i go to the store, if i decide to buy me some strawberry, pop one of them open, taste it, and there's no taste to it. you know, and i grew strawberries in my yard and picked that, and they're nice and sweet. >> reporter: food deserts have become more numerous in new orleans since the hurricane. according to the congressional hunger center, the average grocery store here now serves 16,000 pe
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Oct 12, 2012 4:30pm PDT
next week? we have city reporting on monday, then bank of america on tuesday, also goldman saks and more gag stanley reporting on the investment banking side. what do you think we're going to hear from those companies? >> okay, so it's the inand yang of banking in the world of quantitative easing. on the one side this interest-rate environment is tough. the spread between deposits and loans narrowing. on the other hand there's pret good activity, housing is picking up, credit is getting better. as we look at the bank earnings we have to differentiate who is hit by that net interest margin issue and who can benefit on the other side. we look at citi and think they can report a good monday on positive-- monday so that could be positive. on the other hand bank of america facing pressures from the deposit versus lending squeeze. >> you told me citi was your top recommendation right now. tell us why? >> well, we look at citi and it's a bank that has not performed as well as some of those other tough ones like bank of america ts year. the one hand. on the other hand we think it's a great
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Oct 22, 2012 9:00pm PDT
high rise among high rises will tower 1,000 feet. the tallest residential building in the city. "the new york times" has dubbed it the global billionaire's club, and for good reason. at least two of the apartments are under contract fo more than 90 llio each. others, more modest, range in price from $45 million to more than $50 million. simultaneously, the powers that be have just awarded donald trump, yes, that donald trump, the right to run a golf course in the bronx which taxpayers are spending at least $97 million to build. what amounts to a public subsidy, says the indignant city comptroller for a luxury golf course. good grief. a handout to the pollute cotracts. this i a city where economic inequality rivals that of a third world country. of america's 25 largest cities new york is now the most unequal. the median income for the bottom 20% last year was less than $9,000. while the top 1% of new yorkers has an average income of $2.2 million across america this divide between the super rich and everyone else has become a yawning chasm. at no time in modern history has the top 100t
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Oct 25, 2012 5:00pm PDT
mentioned quite chilly. only 9 degrees expected in chicago and 12 sdedegrees in oklahoma city. here is the extended forecast. >>> that's all for this edition of "newsline." thanks for joining us.
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Oct 10, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. yekaterina samutsevich was mobbed by the media as she left the moscow city court. she vowed to fight for the release of the other two women, whose sentences of two years in prison were upheld. the case has been widely condemned in the u.s. and europe as part of a crackdown on dissent. toyota recalled more than seven million vehicles around the world today for a bad power- window switch that can fill the car with smoke. the action affects more than a dozen models made from 2005 through 2010. there have been more than 200 incidents reported in the u.s., but no crashes or injuries have resulted. toyota has been trying to recover from a series of recalls of some 14 million vehicles in recent years. car owners who have crashed in the last three years may have gotten counterfeit airbags as replacements, without knowing it. the national highway traffic safety administration warned today there's an extreme safety risk. it said at least 250,000 vehicles may have airbags that inflate only partially or not at all. car owners should check a webse safercar.gov for more information. two americans have
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Oct 31, 2012 4:30pm PDT
york city, commerce has been crippled. and power is not expected to be restored in many areas until next week. i.h.s. global predicts that if the areas affected by sandy lose a quarter of their output for just two days, it would knock about $25 billion off u.s. economic growth in the fourth quarter. that could be as much a 0.6%. but longer-term, some of the financial losses should be recovered by repair and rebuilding efforts. home improvement stores like home depot and lowes will likely get a boost in sales. many construction jobs will be created to rebuild homes and businesses. and governments will be spending huge amounts of money to repair subways, roads, and bridges so all of those efforts should help boost economic activity early next year. erika miller, "n.b.r.," new york. >> susie: joining us now for a closer look at sandy's economic impact, mark zandi, chief economist at moody's analytics. you know, mark, people often hear that when there's a sdater like zandi, that it's actually a boost to the economy. is that going to be true in this case? >> well, no. this is a natural d
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